Soft pink petals are lined with silvery shades of pink and
white on the back. One of Ralph Moore's roses (introduced in 1971),
Andrea has a classic rose shaped flower and can often have as many
as seven flowers in one cluster. The perfectly shaped buds
(pictured above) are ideal for drying or using in fresh crafts like
our fresh Herbal Wreath. Andrea
produces rose hips at the end of the season.
Like all roses, miniature roses are sun loving and fairly
drought resistant. Plant in well drained soil and fertilize with an organic fertilizer
spring. We prune out dead canes whenever we notice them and shape the
plant to the height and width we want in fall. All rose petals are
edible if grown organically and make attractive garnishes for salads.
They can be added after cooking to almost any dish. Whole buds can be
used to decorate cakes or other confections. Sample buds should be
pulled apart and inspected for insects before using on food.
Andrea Miniature Rose would make an excellent addition to our
Crafter's Herb Garden